Involving the Rent Tribunal

If you have a dispute with your landlord, for example about the amount of rent you are paying, or maintenance of your property, you may be able to ask the Huurcommissie (Rent Tribunal) for a decision on the issue. A decision by the Huurcommissie is binding. This means that you and your landlord must both comply with the decision.

Last updated on 14 December 2021

What types of disputes are heard by the Huurcommissie?

You can ask the Huurcommissie for a ruling if you have a dispute about:

This only applies to the social housing sector. In some cases, the Huurcommissie also handles disputes in the private housing sector (in Dutch). The Huurcommissie's website provides all the information on what types of disputes are heard by the Huurcommissie.

Submitting an application to the Rent Tribunal

You can start proceedings before the Huurcommissie (in Dutch) by submitting an application form. There is a separate application form (in Dutch) for the different types of proceedings.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Civil Code, Book 7

Implementing law on rents and housing

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